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Morris Lubricants ambassador to open Automechanika Birmingham Garage event

Morris Lubricants ambassador to open Automechanika Birmingham Garage event

Automechanika Birmingham 2019, News, Oils and Lubes
Morris Lubricants brand ambassador, television personality and truck mechanic Guy Martin will open the Automechanika Birmingham Big Garage Event on the 4thJune. Taking time out from his busy schedule, Guy will be present on the Morris Lubricants stand (K110) throughout the day and will also be taking part in a live Q&A session with the company’s renowned expert on all things lubricating, Adrian Hill, from 13.45 to 14.15. Growing awareness Morris Lubricants has a special appeal for Guy, as a British-based independent manufacturer of oils and lubricants, the company seems a natural fit for the personality. “I like the fact they’re British, have a range of everything you could need and are good honest folk,” he says. “They sent me a load of samples, and I didn’t know how man
Younger drivers lack vehicle maintenance knowledge

Younger drivers lack vehicle maintenance knowledge

News
Half of 18-24 year-old drivers don't know how to check oil levels or tyre pressures on a car, yet those over 55 leave them standing when it comes to routine maintenance according to research by Continental Tyres. Older motorists are more than three times more likely to replace a dodgy bulb, and twice as likely to change windscreen wiper blades as their younger counterparts. The ‘savvy seniors’ have the confidence to manage minor motoring matters, improving their safety and saving them money by avoiding unnecessary trips to the garage. The study of 2,000 drivers revealed that eight in ten young drivers recognise they could save money by mastering routine maintenance and 62% said they would feel good about being able to do more. Some 45% of those over 55 would tackl
VIDEO: London Motor and Tech Show 2019

VIDEO: London Motor and Tech Show 2019

Events, News, Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-PVvruR3Qo&t In association with sister publication All Torque This year's London Motor Show went by a different name, as the event embraced the technology, as well as the automotive prowess of the latest vehicles to grace UK roads. Taking place at ExCeL in London's Docklands for the second year, this is not the motor show of old. Yet while there may be fewer vehicles, this is a family friendly show, one intended for petrolhead and buyer alike. This time around, the show welcomed a number of manufacturers, both in person and through various dealership groups. MG were present and again took centre stage, using the event to launch its new MG ZS EV, it's first electric vehicle making its European debut. Hyundai also used the event as the UK...
UK used car market remains stable in Q1

UK used car market remains stable in Q1

News, SMMT
The UK’s used car market remained stable in the first quarter of 2019, in stark contrast to the country’s new registrations figures. The market dropped just 0.6% between January and March, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 2,020,144 transactions took place, with segment and powertrain trends seen at the end of last year continuing into 2019 and March the busiest month of activity. Fuel types In contrast to last year’s figures, sales of diesel-powered cars fell by 3.6% in the quarter. Currently, sales of new diesel vehicles in the UK are down 18.4% to April, as the technology suffers from demonisation and tax increases.  New vehicle excise duty (VED) rates came into force for diesel cars during 2017, and the d
Schaeffler invites workshops to Automechanika Birmingham

Schaeffler invites workshops to Automechanika Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham, Automechanika Birmingham 2019
Schaeffler is inviting workshop owners to send at least one technician to Automechanika Birmingham 2019, as the global original equipment manufacturer and supplier urges independent workshops to futureproof their businesses. As part of its exhibition offering at the National Exhibition Centre between the 4th and 6th June, Schaeffler is inviting visitors to get hands-on with a series of mixed and augmented reality exhibits, which deliver an innovative way of showing how repairs could be revolutionised by new technology. It is, therefore, pivotal that technicians see for themselves what the ‘garage of the future’ could look like. To incentivise visitors further, Schaeffler will be revealing three new training dates and locations, where techn
GS Yuasa Academy to launch at Automechanika Birmingham

GS Yuasa Academy to launch at Automechanika Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham, Automechanika Birmingham 2019
11535848 - 3d laptop, mobile phone and digital tablet pc computer - isolated on white with clipping path GS Yuasa will officially launch the much-anticipated GS Yuasa Academy - the industry’s first online battery training platform – as well as preview the YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles, which launches in July. Showcasing cutting-edge technology from Yuasa and GS brands, they will also offer motorsport action in the form of BTCC and rally driver meet and greets, and the official 2019 Halfords Yuasa Racing BTCC car will be on display. The exciting, interactive GS Yuasa exhibition stand will promote a wide range of award-winning products and services. With a heavy focus for automotive workshop technicians and distributors, visitors can expect to find: GS
Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham

Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham, Automechanika Birmingham 2019
Industry leaders from the UK Aftermarket will come together at an exclusive event, the Aftermarket Power Network, premiering at Automechanika Birmingham on Tuesday 4th June, in Hall 20, NEC.  Organisers have announced that Lord Sebastian Coe will join the launch event to address and network with this very important group. Throughout his career, Lord Coe has found success by leading from the front to make a vision a reality. Lord Coe brings energy, passion and innovation to all his work, qualities which we can learn from in tackling the challenges the industry faces. 200 leading personnel from the UK automotive aftermarket will be at the invite-only event, hosted in the keynote area of the show and sponsored by ZF, SMMT and IAAF. This new initiative is designed ...
ECOBAT to launch ‘One Box’

ECOBAT to launch ‘One Box’

Automechanika Birmingham, Automechanika Birmingham 2019
ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, will be using the dual platforms provided by its stand in hall 20 and the event’s official workshop presentation area at Automechanika Birmingham, to publicise its all-in-one, start/stop battery analysis and replacement solution, ONE BOX. “We have been consistently addressing the need for workshops to consider the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities provided by start/stop battery technology over the last four years,” explained John Bentley, EBT’s technical sales and training manager, “but there is still a surprisingly large number of workshops that have yet to grasp the issue and are therefore losing out on the potential it offers.” “As a
Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand

Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand

Automechanika Birmingham, Automechanika Birmingham 2019
Racing driver Nicolas Hamilton –who competes in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) –will be appearing on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at the forthcoming Automechanika Show at Birmingham. Hamilton, the brother of five-time world F1 champion Lewis, will be on stand N170 at the NEC from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday, June 5. The 27-year-old, who has cerebral palsy,is being sponsored by NGK in the BTCC championship, racing a specially modified Ford Focus RS for the ROKiT Racing with Motorbase team. Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to announce that Nicolas will be making a personal appearance on our stand at Automechanika. I’m sure that all our customers who visit the show
UK urged to bring forward petrol and diesel ban

UK urged to bring forward petrol and diesel ban

News
The UK Government has been advised to bring forward its ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars to 2030 in a new committee report. The move would be part of an ambitious proposal to reduce Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 across a range of different industries. Such a plan would see dealers selling only electric vehicles (EV), both in the passenger car and commercial vehicle markets, in just 11 years. Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, identifies 2035 as the best target for such a ban but believes that date of five years earlier would allow the 2050 deadline to be met more efficiently. ‘By 2035 at the latest, all new cars and vans should be electric (or use a low carbon alternative such as hydrogen),’ the paper states. ‘If possible